A hundred people joined us on Wednesday, March 21st, at the Bala Golf Club, for another fabulous luncheon. This one was better than the other one. It was a celebration of "90 Years of WIP Radio."
Our moderator and emcee for the afternoon was Jerry Del Colliano, former publisher and founder of "Inside Radio" and former WIP air person:
Our speakers included (in alphabetical order):
Dick Carr, former manager of WIP Radio in the sixties
Howard Eskin, sports air personality for WIP Radio
Mel Gollub (Mel Stewart), former fifties WIP disc jockey
Tom Lamaine, former WIP jock/Eagles pre & post shows
Bill McCloskey, former WIP Radio, 610, news reporter
Tom Moran, former WIP jock/former WIP music director
Bill St. James, former early seventies WIP air personality
Dean Tyler, former WIP Radio Program Director in the 70s
Introductory remarks were by Marc Rayfield (Senior VP for CBS Radio Group which includes the current WIP Radio) plus live on the phone from Florida, was Allan Hotlen, former WIP Program Director.
It all took place on Wednesday, March 21st at the beautiful and historic Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue (across the street from the State Police) in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Just only minutes away from Channels 6, 10 and 17 and the radio stations in Bala Cynwyd.
We added a special remembrance of John Roberts to this March 21st luncheon. Speaking was one of his former students Mike Strug (former NBC 10 news reporter). Watch what Mike said!
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